I’m halfway through my 23rd year of life, but most people wouldn’t guess that by looking at me. Some will even go as far as to say I don’t look old enough to be in college yet! Roughly 99% of the people at Veritas, the college ministry I attend, are younger than me, but I look like I’m one of the youngest in the whole group. I’ve heard some people say or ask funny things because of my appearance, so I thought I’d share them here.
One time I was minding my own business at Wal-Mart when a couple of women, both probably beyond middle-aged, came up to me and asked me what 14 year old boys are wearing these days.
One time I was doing volunteer work when this elderly woman asked me if I had a job. I said I work at Chevys. She asked me if I needed some kind of signed permission to work there before I’m 16.
A little 5 year old girl at Chevys asked her mom “Why is that little boy working here?”
One time I was walking around the downtown area of Columbia with a group of friends when this drunk guy stopped to ask us for money so he can buy more alcohol. He said he wouldn’t talk to me because I was the “kid” of the group…. But I was the oldest one there.
There’s just a few stories. More will come if I think of any.